Oh, there is so much to talk about in regards to Genesis 42. But as I was studying it I kept having this nagging thought that I would rather hear your thoughts about it first.
So I think we should play a little game called “What Would You Do?” No, not the old Nickelodeon game show with the pie pod that was hosted by Mark Summers of “Double Dare” fame.
In this game, I want to know what you would do if you had been in the same situation as a character in the Biblical Story. This is a judgment-free zone so your honest answer will be the most helpful and the most interesting.
Here’s Your Situation:
Years ago, your family betrayed you by selling you into slavery. Why? They were jealous.
Since then, life has been a bit of a roller coaster: Indentured servitude, people trying to molest you, false accusations of attempted rape, prison, respect in said prison, helping people out, then asking those people for help and having them forget all about you.
But then your luck starts to turn.
A golden opportunity comes your way and you make the most of it. Suddenly, almost overnight, you are living large and have been put in charge (ooh, nice rhyme!) of an entire country’s food supply. You get married, have some kids, wear nice clothes, and ride in fancy cars.
Then one day, the very same family members who got you into this mess show up because they are hungry and you have all the food.
What would you do?
Share your answer in the comments. I’ll be back tomorrow with my thoughts on the chapter.